The economy in War Thunder consists of three different aspects. The currencies with Silver Lions and Golden Eagles, the progression with Research Points, and the bonus War Bonds.
Silver lions are the main War Thunder currency, used in-game to purchase new crew slots (#3-5), standard vehicles, and modifications, as well as repairing damaged vehicles and purchasing ammunition and ordnance. These can be earned by playing games and destroying enemies and ground units, achieving kill assists, completing single missions and from battle trophies. With a premium account, players will earn an increased amount of silver lions per battle, helping to speed up their advancement through nations' aircraft and ground unit trees. Golden eagles can also be converted into silver lions if a player is running low and needs some quickly.
Golden eagles are a premium in-game currency, which can be spent on a Premium account and other additional content: premium machines, faster crew development, additional places in a hangar, boost research, purchase talismans, and purchase Battle Trophies in the Item Shop. They can also be exchanged to another in-game currency — Silver Lions.
Research points are used for researching new aircraft and ground units in War Thunder. These are earned in a similar way to silver lions - by playing games and achieving air and ground unit kills, and by achieving kill assists. Like with silver lions, research point gain can be increased by purchasing premium account time, to help players unlock their desired aircraft and ground units faster.
Convertible Research Points
Convertible research points (CRP) are a backup pool of extra research points that players gain each game. Usual the gain is equal to the normal research points. CRP can be converted into regular research points with golden eagles under a tagged "researching" vehicle as Boost Research at any time if a player wants to research faster than by simply playing. The current rate is that 1 Golden Eagle will convert 45 CRP into research points.
Module Research Points
Module research points (MRP) are separate research units for individual vehicles meant to be used to unlock vehicle modules, which would then require Silver Lions to be bought. MRP are scaled like research point rewards in-game, though more dependent on an individual tank's performance in the game rather than the overall match time.
Crew XP Points
Crew points are points allocated to the individual crews of the hangar/garage for a particular vehicle slot. For every tenth RP gained in match, one crew point is given to the crew slot using that vehicle . They can be spent on Crew Skills.
Main article: Battle tasks
War bonds are values that can be earned by completing the daily "Battle Tasks" that can be accessible at the top right area on the hangar menu. These can be spent in the Warbond shop for premium vehicles or otheringame items such as boosters. The maximum balance of war bonds a player can own is 3,600.